- Sakal India Foundation
- June 20, 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic is changing our life in great ways, often intensifying economic & social disparities in its wake. To curb its spread, governments around the world have moved to suspend face-to-face services.
College & school cessations have been a usual tactic in the battle against COVID-19. That affected some 95% of the world’s student population – the largest disruption to education in history. Yet, their costs and gains remain unknown.
Despite help from Governments, we find that students made little or no progress while learning from home. Quality education & learning loss was most notable among students from disadvantaged homes.
The students must adapt to the new trend and technology in order to improve their learning curve. To make this challenging adjustment a bit more manageable, we’ve included some tips below for learning at home.
Tips for Studying at Home during COVID-19
Here are a few top tips to study at home during pandemic:
1. Build a Routine
Handle your studies from home as if you are going to the school or library. Set your alarm to wake up, freshen up, eat breakfast, and get dressed. Having an organised routine can provide structure for your life and signal your brain “it is time to get work done”.
2. Dedicate a Room for Study Area
Creating a boundary between your study area and your relaxation area could be very helpful to stay focused when studying from home. That can also help you to restrain your academic stress in the study space.
3. Inform family members that you will be studying
It’s important to let everyone in your home know when you’ll be studying. That will give you a peaceful time to concentrate and hopefully ensure that you are not distracted.
4. Make Notes for Online Classes
It is necessary to put your mobile phone away, disable notifications from social media & messages on your computer, and close unnecessary web pages to minimize distraction. Taking notes during online classes can also keep your hands busy and help to focus on the class content.
5. Make a Routine for Physical Activity
Take a break after every study session to get up, move around, and activate different parts of your brain. You can warm up & stretch, walk around the room, and take a look at the view from the balcony.
6. Don’t Neglect Your Social Time
Make-in some social time during your day can motivate you to stay focused when studying. You can schedule when you are less productive to reach out to friends and family. You can connect with them either through video chatting or phone calls.
7. Design a Study Plan & Share It with Friends
Jot down what you need to achieve in the next four days, and break them down into small assignments to finish each day. Cut down a big task into smaller parts to make things less burdened. You can also share your study plan with your study buddies to keep yourself accountable.
8. Call a Time-Out
Concentrating on studying during a pandemic, especially under quarantine, comes with particular difficulties. If you’ve managed to study and concentrate for the duration of your goal time, be sure to take a time-out! Take an extra hour of binge-watching your favourite show, eating an indulgent dessert, or anything else that you relish. That will reinforce good study habits and, of course, it will be a well-deserved treat.
9. Eat Right & Sleep Tight
Choose healthy bites when you study, and prepare lunches that will not put you to sleep afterwards. Must have at least 6-7 hours of sleep at night to help you wake up feeling refreshed throughout the day.
10. Say No to Multitasking
Allocate your less productive time of the day to help your family members with housework. Fix your program in a way that you can concentrate on one thing at a time and know that you will have allocated time later for other things on your list.
During this pandemic time, when students around the world are finding themselves homebound for weeks at a time, things need to be done differently.
Studying from home doesn’t have to be tiresome or unnecessarily complicated. You can combine our suggestions with your tips and tricks and create a schedule that would suit your style of studying.
Don’t forget to take daily breaks & use your free time for the things that make you happy and lift your spirit. It can be anything from playing mobile games, cooking, power nap, etc. There are a lot of things you can do during the quarantine, so make this a difficult time for your growth on all levels.